Scottish solar power chief welcomes new battery-storage offer for consumers

A Sunamp heat battery
A Sunamp heat battery

Scots renewable power developer Sunamp has welcomed the news that heat batteries are included for the first time in the Home Energy Scotland Loan scheme that helps homeowners make energy saving improvements. 

The scheme is now open for homeowners and private landlords in Scotland to apply for an interest free loan of up to £6,000 to install heat batteries to help cut fuel costs and improve warmth and comfort in their homes. 

 Andrew Bissell, chief executive of East Lothian-based Sunamp, said: “We’re delighted that the Scot-Govt. is supporting energy storage systems in all forms.  We’re especially pleased that Scotland, where we are based, is the first country to offer government support for heat batteries. 

“Hopefully other countries will now follow Scotland’s lead so consumers everywhere can benefit from heat batteries to cut energy consumption.  They will then benefit in the same way they did when Feed in Tariffs became the standard support for solar PV.

“Anyone thinking about cutting fuel bills and increasing their comfort by using heat batteries to provide heating and hot water should contact Sunamp in the first instance and we will then put you in touch with Home Energy Scotland who will provide supplementary advice.”

8 May 2018

 

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